Night And Day. November 25, 2008Posted by littlebangtheory in Politics and Society.
Tags: Obama vs. Bush
Over the past couple of days I’ve had the opportunity to hear parts of President Elect Obama’s press conferences, wherein he announced the names of some of his economic advisers and delineated a framework for his plan to deal with this country’s economic troubles.
And while I’m not entirely comfortable with the parade of familiar faces being trotted out in the name of “change,” I found myself warming to the idea that this busload of Smart Cookies could indeed take us down a new path, under the capable leadership of a Man of Vision.
How incredibly, utterly different it was to feel that way, after nigh unto a decade of listening to King George the Lesser mangle the English language, struggling to put sentences together in a way which actually communicated something other than his abject incompetence.
I foresee a period of adjustment in my future, a finite amount of time during which I can come to grips with the concept of a President I can be proud of, someone who can meet with other World Leaders without causing me to cringe in anticipation of every impolitic gesture, every mispronounced word, every third-grade syntax error, every unselfconscious expression of hubris and arrogance and stupidity.
The difference, even at this early juncture, couldn’t be clearer. For eight long years we’ve been “led” by a grinning idiot, seeming more like a bobble-headed hood ornament on a bus full of Bozos than any semblance of a President.
And now, with an economic tempest bearing down on us, with the baleful wail of Sirens surrounding us, the clouds are parting to reveal the silhouette of a man at the helm who just might be capable of keeping our Ship of State off the shoals, someone with the leadership qualities necessary to get our disparate Nation pulling together, hauling in the sheets, battening down the hatches, bailing the bilges…
…OK, OK, I know – knock it off before I have you all chumming over the starboard rail!
But really, does anybody other than me get the sense of Obama as someone who’s in a totally different league from his predecessor?
Because I for one could really appreciate a President who is a good deal smarter than I am, for a change.
Now that would be change I could believe in!